Meet the Sporting Equals Ambassadors who are flying the flag for diversity in elite sport, and helping promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
Sporting Equals Ambassadors are high profile, talented sports personalities who have agreed to help us promote equality and diversity in sport and physical activity. They are working with us to improve both opportunities and health outcomes for under-represented communities.
All our Ambassadors are inspiring individuals who work as role models and spokespeople on our behalf: headlining our campaigns, talking to communities and sports organisations and using their experience and profile to help get our message across.
Our Ambassadors are committed to increasing the number of people from black and minority ethnic communities who participate in the world of sport and physical activity, as players and competitors, as volunteers and coaches and in management.
If you would like to nominate an individual to be a Sporting Equals Ambassador or for more information about the programme please contact the Marketing team at Sporting Equals by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone: 0121 777 1375
India international test cricket
The all rounder made his India debut aged 18 and has been a major force in world cricket ever since. He hit a record six sixes against Stuart Board in the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup and plays for Kings Punjab XI in the IPL.
Maggie Alphonsi, MBE
England international rugby union
An England international since 2003, and the International Rugby Board Female Player of the Year in 2006. A current member of the victorious RBS 6 Nations 2010 squad she is a Club and Coach Officer for RFUW.
England no 1 badminton
The no 1 player for the last two years and recent European Championship Bronze medalist.A former European Junior champion in 2005, is now focused on winning medals at the World Championships and Commonwealth games before London 2012.
England international cricket
The British Asian Sports Awards Sports Personality of the year in 2010, and ICC world no 1 bowler in 2009 made her international debut aged 17. Isa has enjoyed major success with the England team winning the Ashes, World Cup and Twenty20 World Cup last year.
France international rugby union
Flanker capped 63 times with France scoring 9 tries. Veteran of the 2003 and 2007 Rugby World Cup, and IRB World Player of the Year Award in 2002. Serge founded the Serge Betsen Academy in Cameroon, to help young people through sport, education and health.
Lorraine Deschamps, MBE
Lorraine was educated in three different continents giving her a unique perspective on cross ? cultural matters. As a learning and Development consultant, Lorraine delivers corporate learning strategies using the latest Internet technologies.
Mark Wood is a polar explorer and adventurer. He has guided and trained people for Polar and mountain expeditions including the Himalayas, Canadian High Arctic and wilds of Alaska.
Fauja Singh is a famous Sikh runner, and the world?s oldest marathon runner. Fauja who holds 12 Commonwealth, European and British records for his age-group is still running at the age of 100.
A former England Hockey Young player of the Year, Darren plays for reigning England Hockey League champions East Grinstead and has represented Great Britain at elite level. A practising Muslim his current focus is representing team GB at the London 2012 Olympics.
England international netball
Former England captain, winning two bronze medals at major championships. Currently playing with the Mavericks in the Super League and coaching to develop the next generation of talent.